1. Check out our app, Forums for Android! Download and leave feedback here!

Accessories Do we need a screen protector?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by summerfish, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. summerfish

    summerfish Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    I'm sure the screen is glass, but is it as hard as the DROID? I went to Verizon to get a case (they didn't have the one I wanted), but the guy was pushing for screen protectors (I know it's also a sales thing, I used to work for Verizon.) But are we ok without a screen protector? I guess the Vibrant's screen is Gorilla Glass also. But is the Fascinate?
     

    Advertisement

  2. FragDroidX

    FragDroidX Well-Known Member
    113

    Jul 24, 2010
    820
    314
    113
    All Samsung Galaxy S class phones have Gorilla Glass. While it is very scratch resistant it is NOT scratch proof. Anything harder than the glass will scratch it (such as grains of sand). The Fascinate has a really nice screen. Do you really want to take the chance of scratching it up? If it were me it would have a screen protector as soon as it left to box.
     
  3. 09lexus

    09lexus Well-Known Member
    16

    May 13, 2010
    84
    6
    16
    +1
    even tho they talk gorilla glass up how many phones suposodly have it and they get all scratched up and plus its your only screen for that phone so i would protect it bt its just me
     
  4. Jedii

    Jedii Well-Known Member
    183

    May 4, 2010
    1,112
    257
    183
    Analyst
    Arkansas
    I personally would not recommend a screen protector. Been using the Fascinate for over a week and there isn't a single mark on the screen (that includes having a 2 year old son who decides he wants to throw my phone). The only reason I would get a screen protector is to have the anti glare look and the smooth feel the anti glare screens have.
     
  5. eleazar

    eleazar Well-Known Member
    73

    Oct 21, 2009
    167
    65
    73
    Ohio
    I haven't used a screen protector on my smartphones for at least 2 years. As soon as I realized how annoying they are on a capacitive screens, I gave them the boot. The stickyness completely ruins swype/gaming/ in my opinion.

    I used my Incredible for 4 months w/o a protector and it's scratch free. I used my iPhone 3GS for a year before that and it was scratch free when I sold it.

    Bottom line... be careful with your devices and you won't have an issue. And no matter what you do, DO NOT PUT YOUR PHONE FACE DOWN ON ANYTHING! I have to remind my wife of that almost daily.

    Just my two cents.
     
  6. nunyazz

    nunyazz Well-Known Member
    98

    Sep 7, 2010
    644
    90
    98
    SupraLance and Zonnetje like this.
  7. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member
    143

    Jan 28, 2010
    1,232
    192
    143
    Where Diamond Head Stay
    My Droid 1's Gorrilla glass screen is perfect to this day, and it's always been nekkid. My Fascinate's screen will be bare as well. :cool:

    But those Verizon reps sure do push their screen protectors. ;)
     
  8. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member
    143

    Jan 28, 2010
    1,232
    192
    143
    Where Diamond Head Stay

    It's Korean, not Japanese... ;)
     
  9. nunyazz

    nunyazz Well-Known Member
    98

    Sep 7, 2010
    644
    90
    98
    lol... Sorry..:D
     
  10. wonsae

    wonsae Active Member
    16

    Aug 2, 2010
    39
    7
    16
    Screen protectors are always a plus, it adds another layer to screen just incase your phone manages to hit something that's harder than glass then your screen protector (depending on the quality of it) will protect it.
     
  11. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member
    143

    Aug 26, 2010
    1,292
    196
    143
    Psychosocial rehabilitation specialist
    In a house
    SGPStore.com | Stylish Premium Quality Cases and Screen Protectors for Your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Laptop, Camera, and More!

    My friend has one of these on his Captivate. He's tried about five different brands of screen protectors, and these are his favorite by FAR. They don't have one for the Fascinate yet, but I'm sure they will soon. He says that they feel like glass. Super smooth and very strong.

    He advises to get the ultra-crystal, not the fingerprint resistant, as there are reports that the anti-fingerprint anti-glare ones actually affect image output.
     
    wonsae likes this.
  12. substring

    substring Well-Known Member
    78

    Aug 8, 2010
    557
    58
    78
    Dallas, Texas
    I bought the screen protector not because I am afraid of scratches. I worry about dropping food and drink on it.... things like drops of red wine or food sauce. If you have a screen protector, you can simply wipe it off or just replace the protector. :)
     
  13. oPEEPINGTOMo

    oPEEPINGTOMo Well-Known Member
    38

    Aug 30, 2010
    105
    11
    38
    Information Technology
    TX
    Do you have any idea how long it took for the to put the captivate screen protectors out after the phone was released. I really want to get one of these for this Fascinate . I'm not really scared of scratches I am like the other guy thinking about all the other things like spills, etc. That being said too, if you ever go to the beach or on vacation its probably guaranteed that the screen is getting scratched, because you cannot avoid sand there.
     
  14. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member
    143

    Aug 26, 2010
    1,292
    196
    143
    Psychosocial rehabilitation specialist
    In a house
    I hope they get it out sooner or later. I bet if a bunch of us start emailing them requesting it, they might work a little harder/faster since now they know there's real demand, and customers know about them. I want one of these really bad.

    I'm tired of the ones you buy in the store. They all add a certain amount of "rubberyness" to the screen. My friend, who is even pickier than I am, says these feel and look just like the glass. And for $14 you get two. That's not bad considering the competition. It's still a lifetime warranty, as well.
     
  15. Avalanch3

    Avalanch3 Well-Known Member
    16

    Sep 12, 2010
    64
    3
    16
    I just added the invisible shield screen protector and I already regret it. The material is so thick and unsmooth. It is so hard to do swype now or scroll on the screen, not to mention it added lines to my screen... Hopefully I can my money back because thats ridiculous..
     
  16. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member
    43

    May 1, 2010
    331
    26
    43
    Software Engineer
    Portland, OR
    Based on things I've read and videos I've seen on Gorilla Glass - I get this impression that it surpasses normal glass for durability.

    However, I noticed someone mention that things like sand will still scratch it. Which puts its surface still on-par with glass. Is this an accurate assessment?

    I'm afraid to try, but I am curious if normal sand will still scratch it, given its improved strength (or is it just improved durability?)
     
  17. saps

    saps Well-Known Member
    233

    Sep 12, 2010
    5,092
    504
    233
    Top Secret
    WA
    On Launch Day I "keyed" the demo model on display for a good 10-15 seconds. Im not talking grazing Im talking sawing. Nothing. Im not getting a screen protector I believe in the gorilla glass
     
  18. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member
    43

    May 1, 2010
    331
    26
    43
    Software Engineer
    Portland, OR
    Keys aren't as strong as sand, though. Keys won't scratch normal glass either (or they shouldn't).

    Sand however, since it is similar in strength to glass, will scratch glass (much like a Diamond generally needs to be cut with a Diamond).

    I guess I could take a handful of sand to a Verizon store and try it, but that seems kind of mean...
     
  19. saps

    saps Well-Known Member
    233

    Sep 12, 2010
    5,092
    504
    233
    Top Secret
    WA
    :pLOL yeah. All I had was a key, I was fresh outta sand and that would be a tough explanation.
     
  20. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member
    43

    May 1, 2010
    331
    26
    43
    Software Engineer
    Portland, OR
    Haha. I'm going to the beach this weekend, I'm honestly pretty tempted to get a small cup of sand or something to take back with me...must...resist...
     
  21. substring

    substring Well-Known Member
    78

    Aug 8, 2010
    557
    58
    78
    Dallas, Texas
  22. gingergirl

    gingergirl Well-Known Member
    38

    Sep 12, 2010
    120
    15
    38
    Cape Cod, MA
    okay "saps".... this is my very first attempt at the fancy stuff... lol... so... I did what you told me. Looks strange... hmmm...we'll see if it comes out okay in translation. but.... I live on Cape Cod... LOTs and LOTs and then a WHOLE LOTTA more LOT of SAND.. lol.... I can send you some if you want to test out the effect of sand on your phone.. haha. gotta tell ya though... sadly... I'm ready to return it... boo hoo
     
  23. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member
    143

    Aug 26, 2010
    1,292
    196
    143
    Psychosocial rehabilitation specialist
    In a house
    Return the sand or the phone ?
     
  24. saps

    saps Well-Known Member
    233

    Sep 12, 2010
    5,092
    504
    233
    Top Secret
    WA
    Well ultimately that is your call [no pun intended]. I'm pleased with mine but there is no universal best device. By all means if you don't like return it. I might advise using the full 30 day trial but if you are already certain its not for you, make the move.

    Cape Cod huh.... go Sox!;)
     
  25. Agapens

    Agapens Active Member
    16

    May 11, 2010
    41
    3
    16
    The guy at the verizon store sold me an anti-glare screen protector and I HATE it. It complete ruins that beautiful screen that sold me on the fascinate in the first place. Whites look like millions of colored speckles. In fact, everything looks speckled. He said that they wouldn't have any screen protectors without anti-glare for awhile. I'm considering going naked...
     

Share This Page

Loading...